From 10 $ to 1000 Challenge

    • cbucsan
      cbucsan
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 55
      Hello,

      My name is Gabriel and I always wanted to make a poker challenge for myself but i could not since my salary doesn't allow me to cash in more than 10 - 20 $/month.
      This month I deposited on Party Poker 10 $ and lost it...than I deposited another 10 $ and decided that I would only play 1-2 $ MTTs.
      I did and in a weekend I won like 200 $ which my girlfriend asked me to cash out as we needed the money.
      Couple of days ago I told myself that maybe I could make it a challenge to get from 10 $ to 1000 so I deposited and started playing.
      I lost some tourneys and then won 2nd place and $ 31 in a 1 $ regular MTT. My challenge was to be harder as i can't respect the BRM rules so i continued playing 1-2 $ MTTs.
      Today I registered for a $ 2 Speed Gtd $ 1.5k and ,with some luck and I like to think with some skill, managed to get 2nd place out of 820 ppl and got a nice prize of $ 195.
      Now I am happy as I got from $ 10 to $ 230 in 2 days and happier cause I can continue my challenge respecting the BRM rules.
      So this is the beginning of my challenge and I will post mostly for me evolution as time will go by.
  • 8 replies
    • wuttehhell
      wuttehhell
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      Joined: 27.03.2010 Posts: 474
      gl with your challange.
      I'd go for 100BI+ brm for mtts if I wore you.
      hope to hear good news from you soon.
    • alenstrat
      alenstrat
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      Joined: 13.03.2009 Posts: 821
      Good luck! Great run, getting two good cashes in a row, it's pretty hard to have consistency in Party MTT's. It would be interesting to see if anyone can. The large fish pools + shitty blind structure doesn't help a good player IMO. Tourneys end up being just a lottery in late phase because the blinds become so big compared to the stack sizes, in particular when you got stalling fish that make the bubble last two hours.
    • cbucsan
      cbucsan
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 55
      Thanks for the wishes wuttehhell. I'm gonna play only 1 $ and 2 $ MTTs untill i decide I can go higher so I am keeping the 1 % rule .
      I hope i'll bring good news also :) .
    • cbucsan
      cbucsan
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 55
      Well actually this month I had 3 cashes in a row at the beginning of the month and 2 in a row now.
      Here is my link on OPR
      http://officialpokerrankings.com/partypoker/cbucsan/poker/results/23B4160ABDFC45FFB9AB06EBC53B92A9.html?t=2
      Cheers
    • cbucsan
      cbucsan
      Bronze
      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 55
      Hello Guys,

      Got a quick questions cause I want to know if I proceeded right.

      $10/$20 No-Limit Hold'em (10 handed)

      Known players:

      UTG2 = ($3000.00)
      MP1 = ($3000.00)
      MP2 = ($3000.00)
      MP3 (Hero) = ($3000.00)
      CO = ($3000.00)
      BU = ($3000.00)
      BB = ($3000.00)
      BB = ($3000.00)
      UTG = ($3000.00)
      UTG1 = ($3000.00)


      Preflop: Hero is MP3 with A, Q.
      2 folds, UTG2 calls $20.00, MP1 calls $20.00, MP2 folds, Hero calls $20.00, CO raises to $60.00, BU folds, BB raises to $230.00, 3 folds, Hero calls $220.00, CO calls $180.00.

      Flop: ($750) Q, J, 4 (3 players)
      BB checks, Hero bets $780.00, CO folds, BB calls $780.00.

      Turn: ($2310) 3 (2 players)
      BB raises to $1,990.00(All-In), Hero calls $1,980.00(All-In).

      River: ($6280) 4 (2 players)


      Final Pot: $6280.

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      Results follow:

      Hero shows two pairs, queens and fours(A Q).
      BB shows two pairs, jacks and fours(A J).

      Hero wins with two pairs, queens and fours(A Q).

      This was the first hand in the tourney so could you tell me if Its the right thing to do or not ?
    • phantommm92
      phantommm92
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      Joined: 14.05.2010 Posts: 1,464
      in my oppinion you should limp, its way too weak for AQ, you were lucky that there was a raise, even though if it wasnt the first hand, you should fold to 3bet, but i think raising pre for something like 100-120 would be good and after that:
      1.overshoving to a 3bet
      2.folding to a 4bet

      and on the turn i would bet slightly less something like 500-600, so that fish might even call with a 4-x :D but played good postflop etc.
      thats just my oppinion :)
    • Wriggers
      Wriggers
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      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      Hey, just in case you didn't know, if I were an MTT player i'd be running away from PartyPoker as fast as I possibly could :D Seriously it is such a bad platform for the micro tournies, if I were you i'd move to Pokerstars :) Good luck!
    • cbucsan
      cbucsan
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      Joined: 08.10.2009 Posts: 55
      Well Wriggers, I'm used to the platform...but excluding the ideea of transfering my funds in the future at least just to try other websites.

      Thanks for the advice phantommm92

      Cheers